If you were reading last week, you’d see that I’ve been hitting the antibiotics pretty hard recently.
I shared some tips for how your body can rebuild its defences after wiping out that precious gut flora – a big part of which is taking some immune-system-boosting herbs.
Enter this tea – I swigged about 4 cups of this day when I was trying to get back to my best after a long-running infection.
Normally goldenseal tastes like butts. Seriously, it’s nasty. But mixing with ginger and honey transforms the taste into something very palatable.
This concoction is a great idea if you’re fighting something, worried about exposing yourself to germs (ie if you’re travelling, spending any time in a hospital or meeting with a sickly friend or just simply want to get the antioxidant benefits of these herbs.
A word of warning however: make sure you get good quality tea. I trust Traditional Medicinals or Alvita. You can also simply buy the herbs from a reputable source like Mountain Rose Herbs and follow the directions on the packet.
Immunity Tea (makes 5 cups)
- 2 teabags echinacea tea
- 1 teabag goldenseal tea
- 1 teabag ginger tea
- 5 cups water
- 1 tsp raw honey (optional – add if you like your tea sweet)
- Pour the water into a saucepan and add the teabags. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature then stir in the honey, strain out the teabags and drink. I also like to make a large batch, let it steep for longer and then store in the fridge for a chilled version.
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